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NY Giants in need of motivation heading into Sunday's game agai…

NY Giants in need of motivation heading into Sunday's game against the lowly Cleveland Browns

nydailynews.com Updated Oct 3, 2012
The Giants are not very good at the regular season. They struggle against lesser teams and find many ways to drop winnable games against the Eagles. Eli Manning would be far better off if he could just fast-forward to the playoffs and put on his road wa…
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  • LeSean McCoy Sort Of Confirms That He Says His Last Name While …

    LeSean McCoy Sort Of Confirms That He Says His Last Name While Juking People

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    On Monday, we brought you the story of Eagles running back LeSean McCoy's supposed catch phrase. Today, we received an email from Robert Edwards of the Gloucester County Times that adds a bit more credence to the story: More »
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  • Dan Snyder Used To Stay In The Owner's Box Until 4 a.m. "P…

    Dan Snyder Used To Stay In The Owner's Box Until 4 a.m. "Pounding Drinks" And Stuffing His Face With Fast Food

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    ESPN the Magazine has a fun story out today about Dan Snyder and our old friend Dave McKenna. It presents a slightly friendlier portrait of Snyder than you might find on, say, Deadspin-where we've called Snyder a "prick" and a "churlish little shitbag v
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  • Trent Williams and a new kind of pride

    Trent Williams and a new kind of pride

    All Trent Williams must do in order to be one of the best left tackles in the NFL is want to. Scouts and personnel people league-wide will tell you that Williams has as much sheer athleticism as anyone playing the position, maybe anyone ever. His raw ab…
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  • NFL cleans up during “premiere week”

    NFL cleans up during “premiere week”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    With a new season of TV shows debuting last week, the NFL continues to prove that nothing brings an audience together like the ultimate reality show:  Live professional football. A pair of NFL games got the highest ratings last week, with Giants-Eagles …
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  • Mike Tice on Cutler: “Jay and I are good”

    Mike Tice on Cutler: “Jay and I are good”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice said he had no problems with quarterback Jay Cutler walking away from him during Monday’s win over the Cowboys. Tice seemed no more bothered by Cutler’s continued churlishness than Bears fans who are willing to ov
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  • Josh Cribbs back at practice despite family concerns for him

    Josh Cribbs back at practice despite family concerns for him

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Earlier on Wednesday, Florio pointed out that things were looking awfully thin at receiver for the Browns. Josh Cribbs, Mohamed Massaquoi and Travis Benjamin all missed Monday’s practice with injuries, leaving the team with three healthy wideouts ahead
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  • Kicker Says Giants Considered a Fake in Final Seconds

    Kicker Says Giants Considered a Fake in Final Seconds

    nytimes.com Oct 3, 2012
    How would fans have reacted if the Giants had run a fake instead of kicking against the Eagles in the final seconds?
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  • Vick, Asomugha and McCoy all practice for Eagles

    Vick, Asomugha and McCoy all practice for Eagles

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    The Eagles came out of Sunday night with a few injury concerns, but they all seem to be well under control. Quarterback Michael Vick, running back LeSean McCoy and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha all practiced on Wednesday. Vick suffered a knee contusion lat…
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  • Steelers getting healthy for Eagles

    Steelers getting healthy for Eagles

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    The Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday will be in Pittsburgh to face a Steelers team that's coming off its bye week and, it appears, getting several key players back from injury. Linebacker James Harrison, who has yet to play this year due to a knee injury, …
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  • Michael Vick would’ve been a Steeler if Mike Tomlin had his way

    Michael Vick would’ve been a Steeler if Mike Tomlin had his way

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Ben Roethlisberger and Michael Vick are two of the most exciting quarterbacks in the National Football League, and they will square off on Sunday as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles renew their cross-state rivalry. Had Mike Tomlin gotten …
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  • Ramses Barden has a concussion

    Ramses Barden has a concussion

    The Giants aren’t sure whether they’re going to have wide receiver Hakeem Nicks back in the lineup this week and now there’s a question mark next to the status of one of the guys who has put up good numbers filling in for him the last two weeks. Coa
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  • MVP Watch includes two NFC East QBs

    MVP Watch includes two NFC East QBs

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Mike Sando's weekly MVP watch is up, and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III make appearances in this week's top 10. Manning comes in at No. 8 after being ranked No. 2 last week. Griffin pops in…
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  • David Wilson beginning to open eyes with return skills

    David Wilson beginning to open eyes with return skills

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Fumbling on his second professional carry cast David Wilson the trust of his coach, and it’s no accident he’s played only 14 offensive snaps in four games. But he’s starting to show the spark the Giants envisioned as a return man, and that could hel
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  • ‘Skins Newbies Make All-NFC East Team

    ‘Skins Newbies Make All-NFC East Team

    redskins.com Oct 3, 2012
    (AP photo) The correlation between a player’s individual performance and winning is clear, but it was made even more obvious today when ESPN.com NFC East blogger Dan Graziano released his latest All-NFC East team. The Redskins had five players on last w
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  • All-NFC East Team: Week 4 update

    All-NFC East Team: Week 4 update

    ESPN.com Oct 3, 2012
    Quarterback remains a tough call on this week's edition of the NFC East All-Division Team. I started by eliminating the turnover machines in Dallas and Philadelphia from contention (though their non-turnovers numbers aren't bad, and Michael Vick did jus…
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  • Jerry Jones says he trusts Tony Romo to rebound

    Jerry Jones says he trusts Tony Romo to rebound

    profootballtalk.com Oct 3, 2012
    Joe Theismann might not care for the way Tony Romo is playing now. But the good news for Romo is, the man who signs his checks has his back. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said despite last week’s five-turnover disaster, he’s confident in his quarterback,
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  • Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 4

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Philad…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Jets Season In Jeopardy 03:03

    NFL32OT: Jets Season In Jeopardy

    Oct 3
    Episode 199: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the injuries plaguing the Jets. Mark Schlereth breaks down Tony Romo and the Cowboys' offensive woes. The NFL32 crew discuss J.J. Watt and the Texans defense.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Coleman soars high 04:29

    'Sound FX': Coleman soars high

    Oct 3
    Checks out the sights and sounds of Philadelphia Eagles safety Kurt Coleman, who tries to play his best for Brian Dawkins.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: ATL-WSH 00:55

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: ATL-WSH

    Oct 3
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Falcons-Redskins
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Giants Injuries Piling Up 01:03

    Blogger Blitz: Giants Injuries Piling Up

    Oct 3
    NFC East blogger Dan Graziano talks about the Giants injury problems and the tough schedule ahead as they try and defend their Super Bowl title

Sports Columnists

  • Young defensive backs have made their marks

    Oct 3
    At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton